Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sketchbook: Tiger On A Rock.

Tiger On a Rock (Watercolor in Moleskine sketchbook, 5x8").

Over Christmas break, Juliana and I traveled to the Central California Coast.  We love the area and try to get up there a couple of times a year.  On this trip we wanted to throw in a few new excursions.  With a little research we discovered two enchanting places: the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History and the Charles Paddock Zoo.  We had a great time.  The zoo had a beautiful Malayan Tiger named Menderu on display.  I painted this watercolor based on a photo I took.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sketchbook: Lucia In Blue Shirt.

Lucia in Blue Shirt (Watercolor in Moleskine sketchbook, 5x8").

While I wrote earlier that I wanted to explore backgrounds with my newer drawings, this piece feels content without one.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sketchbook: Lucia With Purple Hair.

Lucia With Purple Hair (Watercolor and ink in Moleskine sketchbook, 9.5x7.5").

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sketchbook: Lucia With Red And Blue Background.

Lucia With Red and Blue Background (Ink and watercolor in Moleskine sketchbook, 5x8").

I began a new Moleskine sketchbook over Christmas and for this sketchbook I want to push and develop the backgrounds more while rendering the foreground object in interesting and emotive ways.  Hopefully it will be an engaging one-hundred pages.  In many ways, I simply want to trust my skill set and let go -- to be less cerebral and more instinctive.